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A New Retinal Chip for Improved Central Vision
December 01, 2017

A New Retinal Chip for Improved Central Vision

The Bionic Vision Restoration System, by Pixium Vision received approval this fall from French regulators for the implant of a retinal chip in patients who have advanced dry macular degeneration.

The chip will be surgically placed in the subretinal space and works in conjunction with a headworn camera and a small data transmitter. Artificial stimulation of degenerated photoreceptor cells allows for better communication between the eye and the brain.

Advanced Dry AMD Symptoms

Symptoms of advanced dry macular degeneration include a blurred, cloudy or gray area right in the center of one's vision making it difficult to read or recognize faces. Using a higher 378 electrode chip, the PRIMA (Photovoltaic Retinal Implant) hopes to improve a patient's central vision.

“What people [with AMD] ideally want is to read again and to recognize faces,” says Khalid Ishaque, CEO of Pixium.

Watch a short video and learn how this technology works to stimulate the retina in a new way:

Short Video of Pixium's PRIMA Bionic Vision Restoration System

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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